TDF: A Surprising Day

After a major accident on wet roads in Stage 2, a bunch of riders ended up much further back in the standings than they thought they would.

Long-time rider Sylvain Chavanel broke away midway through the day, and when Andy Schleck (2nd place overall last year) fell on the final descent, teammate and yellow jersey wearer Fabian Cancellara had to slow down to help the star of his team catch up.

That means Chavanel is now the new leader, donning the yellow jersey with a lead of 2:57 over Cancellara.

Cobblestones tomorrow mean a scary day on the bike.  The riders ended today in protest because of course conditions, and shouldn’t be any happier tomorrow.

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